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Friday, 18 July 2014

Not a baby, a Baby Empire! Happy Christmas in July, Typospherians

Christmas in July, Midwinter Christmas or Christmas in Winter refers to Christmas-themed celebrations held in winter (usually mid to late July) in the Southern Hemisphere. In countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Christmas in July or Midwinter Christmas events are undertaken in order to have Christmas with a winter feel in common with the Northern Hemisphere. 
It was to these very countries that in 1939 Baby Empire portable typewriters began to arrive. Here is that company's 1938 Christmas (in December) card:

4 comments:

Ted said...

HA! That's hilarious :D

shordzi said...

I had forgotten you folks walk on your heads and celebrate christmas in the heat. The card is a wonderful artefact.

writelephant.com said...

July is as good a time as any. Merry Xmas!

michaeliany said...

i always wondered what you guys did in the other hemisphere, i suspected but never quite knew for sure until now. Plus you probably get some of the december christmas as well? hope there are some nice gifted typers under your tree!